Guaranteed shirts will only be held until 8:15 Thanksgiving morning.
To register online:
Race to Feed the Hungry
COMMUNITY FOOD BASKET - Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls Community Food Bank
When the idea for this race was presented to local runners and businesses, many estimated that between 50 and 75 participants would come out and run on Thanksgiving Day. Indeed, just two days prior to the race, 78 persons had registered. Early on Thanksgiving morning 2005 we came out and marked the course, set out the hot chocolate, and put up our registration table. Then runners and walkers of all shapes and sizes started to arrive. The registration line grew and grew. On that 18 degree autumn morning, over 200 people came out in support of this wonderful community event, and a community tradition was born.
The 2006,7,8,9,10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 2015 Race Feed the Hungry events were the largest holiday benefit races of thier kind in the entire state of Idaho, and generated thousands of dollars for the Idaho Falls Community Food Bank each year. 2015 was amazing year.
This year we are preparing for 3,500 runners, joggers, and walkers to join us in Freeman Park on Thanksgiving Day. Some will complete the walk, others will jog in the 5K race, and some will fly like the wind in the 10K race. Fast or slow, all will be part of something special.
Please note that since 2011 we had offered short sleeve shirts as and option. In 2015, 93% of participants choose the short sleeve option. As a result this year's ONLY short sleeve shirts will be ordered.
As in the past we are encouraging families by offering a special "Family" registration rate. We will also continue to sign-up groups and organizations of 12 or more, registering them as teams with the option to select a unique shirt color for their participants, take part in our special radio broadcast, and appear bigger than life on our Jumbotron screen. Teams MUST have a minimum of eight registrations no later than 4 pm on Friday, October 28, 2016 to be processed. Teams must have your registrations complete, shirt color selection made and ALL shirt sizes confirmed no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, November 02, 2016.
EARLY Registration ENDS Saturday, October 1, at 5 pm
Please note that there will be race week registration beginning Thursday, November 17, however there will be an additional $5 fee for late registration for individuals and $15 fee for late registrations for families. We cannot gaurantee the commemorative shirt for those who register after Thursday, November 10.
For more information call the Gobbler Line at:
Event schedule and times
Deadline for individual registration: Saturday, November 23
NOTE: Only those who register by Thursday, November 10 are guaranteed a commemorative event shirt. Late registrations may receive a shirt. As this is a benefit event we are unable to issue REFUNDS.
Please note that EVERYONE will then get a SHORT SLEEVE shirt.
Team Packet Pickup
Tuesday, November 22
930 Pier View Drive
4 to 6 p.m.
Only Teams with 12 or more members who registered by the
November 2 deadline and have specific color shirts for thier teams
Wednesday, November 23
For Individuals, Families not with the teams identified above, and those who listed a team but are smaller than the teams listed above.
930 Pier View Drive
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Event (Race Day Registration)
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
8:20 Activities; Prize giveaways, Costume Contest, Warm-up, National Anthem
9:00 Race Starts
FINAL LATE Registration deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016, Mountain Standard Time or 4 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
We invite everyone to make the Race to Feed the Hungry a part of your Thanksgiving tradition. Bring all your family and friends for a brisk walk, jog, or run in PERSONAL BEST Performance’s 12th annual running of the Thanksgiving Day Race to Feed the Hungry.
The 10K course has changed this year. We are grateful to Gray at Bill's Bike and Run for putting this course together for us!
For more information email us or,
for immediate assistance call the Gobbler Line at:
We reserve the priviledge to modify, change, or alter the event activites and courses if weather, and or courses conditions, may not be adequately safe or conduscive to the planned activities. Any change would be for the welfare and saftey of those participating in the event!
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